“One thing about my baby, it don’t matter if yo black or white,” those are the immortal words of Michael Jackson. In the early 90s, this was the message – we are all the same, it doesn’t matter if you are black or white.
Just 20 short years later, I was actually sitting next to a liberal who COUNTED the number of minorities in the room. Um, I thought it didn’t matter. Isn’t that, like, racist?
If that wasn’t bad enough, in a continuing decline of our moral fiber, Starbucks has come out with a puzzling policy. Baristas can now, if they decide to be racist, write “#racetogether” on customers’ cups. This gesture is supposed to open the discussion on race.
Is that the most ridiculous and racist thing that you have ever heard?
According to the Christian Science Monitor: “When did you first become aware of your race?” is one question a barista might ask a patron who is interested in starting one of these free-range “organic dialogues,” according to Starbucks’ spokesperson Linda Mills, in a phone interview.
Here is an idea, let’s not mention it all the time. Let’s remember that we are all equal and stop talking about race.
I heard in a sermon once that Robert E. Lee said that the ground is all level beneath the cross. Of course, this means that everyone is equal in Christ’s sight.
I was talking to a father at pick-up at school yesterday. As we were talking, he kept saying, “God is so good!” His color vanished in my sight. I will never think of him as a black person ever again, only as a fellow child of God.
And, never once when I talk to him or anyone else will I ever think about any baristas at Starbuck’s.
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